Return to Submission of Objections to EPA's Final Rule on Sulfuryl fluoride

APPENDIX 1-L
Sulfuryl fluoride: Comparisons of Residue Tolerances: Final vs. Proposed

March 23, 2004, Submission to US EPA
from Fluoride Action Network:
Objections and Request for a Hearing
RE: US EPA's January 23, 2004, Final Rule for Sulfuryl Fluoride.

Note:

The proposed tolerances were petitioned for by Dow on Feb 15, 2002.
See Federal Register at http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2002/February/Day-15/p3661.htm

The Final Rule was issued on January 23, 2004
See Federal Register at
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-PEST/2004/January/Day-23/p1540.htm

Commodity

Final


for
residues
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances

These tolerances were not petitioned for

Barley, bran, postharvest 45.0 0.05 Not listed Not listed
Barley, flour, postharvest 45.0 0.05 Not listed Not listed
Barley, pearled, postharvest 45.0 0.05 Not listed Not listed
Corn, aspirated grain fractions, postharvest 55.0 0.05 Not listed Not listed 
Oat, flour, postharvest 75.0 0.05 Not listed Not listed 
Oat, rolled, postharvest 75.0 0.1 Not listed Not listed 

 

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances Difference
Corn, field, grits, postharvest 10.0 15.0 10 0.04

GREATLY Higher for Sulfuryl fluoride

Wheat, flour, postharvest 125.0 0.05 10 0.03 GREATLY Higher for F
Wheat, milled byproducts, postharvest 130.0 0.05 35 0.01 GREATLY Higher for F

 

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances Difference
Barley, grain, postharvest 15.0 0.1 10.0 0.01 Higher for both
Corn, field, grain, postharvest 10.0 0.05 7 0.04 Higher for both
Corn pop, grain, postharvest 10.0 0.05 7 0.04 Higher for both

Grape, raisin, postharvest

7.0 [0.05] 5 0.01 Higher for both
Millet, grain, postharvest 40.0 0.1 25 0.05 Higher for both
Oat, grain, postharvest 25.0 0.1 17 0.01 Higher for both
Sorghum, grain, postharvest 40.0 0.1 25 0.05 Higher for both
Triticale, grain, postharvest 40.0 0.1 25 0.05 Higher for both
Wheat, germ, postharvest 130.0 0.02 98 0.01 Higher for both
Wheat, grain, postharvest 40.04 0.1 25 0.05 Higher for both
Wheat, shorts, postharvest 40.0 0.05 38 0.01 Higher for both

 

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances Difference
Corn, field, flour, postharvest 35.0 0.01 26 0.01 Higher for F
Corn, field, meal, postharvest 30.0 0.01 28 0.01 Higher for F
Rice, grain, postharvest 12.0 0.04 10 0.04 Higher for F
Rice, polished, postharvest 25.0 0.01 18 0.01 Higher for F

 

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances Difference
Almond [10.0] [3.0]  10 0.2 Higher for SF
Date [3.0] [0.05] 5 0.03 Higher for SF
Pistachio, postharvest 10.0 3.0 18 0.5 Higher for SF
Plum, prune, dried [3.0] [0.05] 5 0.01 Higher for SF
Rice, hulls, postharvest 35.0 0.1 35 0.08 Higher for SF
Wheat, bran, postharvest 40.0 0.05 40 0.01 Higher for SF

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances Difference
Fruit, dried, postharvest

-

0.05 5 0.05 Lower for F
Date [3.0]   5 0.03 Lower for F
fig [3.0]   5 0.05 Lower for F
Pistachio, postharvest 10.0 3.0 18 0.5 Lower for F
Plum, prune, dried [3.0]   5 0.01 Lower for F
pecan [10.0] [3.0]   23 6.0 Lower for both
walnut [10.0] [3.0]   30 6.0 Lower for both
beechnut; butternut; cashew; chestnut; chinquapin; filbert; nut, brazil; nut,
hickory; and nut, macadamia
[10.0] [3.0]   30 6.0 Lower for all

 

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed Fluoride residues Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride residues Difference
Rice, bran, postharvest 31.0 0.01 31 0.01 SAME
Rice, wild, grain, postharvest 25.0 0.05 25 0.05 SAME

Commodity

Final

for residues of
Fluoride

Final

for residues Sulfuryl Fluoride

Proposed fluoride tolerances Proposed Sulfuryl fluoride tolerances Difference
Corn, field, oil Not listed   Not listed   3 9.0  
Rice, brown Not listed  Not listed  14 0.01